Population of Cities in Albania (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
33
10,000 to 100,000
  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Elbasan
  • Vlore
  • Shkoder
  • Pogradec
  • Fier-Cifci
  • Patos
  • Korce
  • Fier
  • Berat
  • Lushnje
  • Kavaje
  • Lac
  • Gjirokaster
  • Patos Fshat
  • Kruje
  • Lezhe
  • Kucove
  • Kukes
  • Burrel
  • Sarande
  • Peshkopi
  • Cerrik
  • Shijak
  • Corovode
  • Librazhd-Qender
  • Tepelene
  • Gramsh
  • Bulqize
  • Kamez
  • Permet
  • Polican
  • Fushe-Kruje
  • Ballsh
  • Rreshen
  • Mamurras
  • Erseke
  • Peqin
  • Bilisht
  • Selenice
  • Roskovec
  • Puke
  • Rrogozhine

In terms of population, Albania is one of the smaller countries in Europe, with just three million residents as of 2016. Its capital and largest city is Tirana, which was founded as a city in 1614, but the area around Tirana has been continuously inhabited since as long ago as the Bronze Age. Tirana is known as a primate city, as it is disproportionately larger than any other cities in Albania – its population of around half a million people (which increases to over 850,000 if the surrounding metropolitan area is included) is significantly larger than any other city in the country. Given these numbers, Tirana is the cultural, educational and economic hub of Albania.

Only four other cities in the country have populations of more than 100,000. These are Durrës, Vlorë, Elbasan and Shkodër. Although these are the largest cities in Albania after Tirana, their populations are relatively small – Durrës is the largest with around 200,000 residents. However, while Albania's cities may be small, there is still plenty to see and so. Albania's political history is visible in the Ottoman, Fascist, and Soviet-era architecture that still dominates its capital city, and the country also benefits from being one of the sunniest countries in Europe, ranking just below Nice and Monaco in 2016 with 2544 hours of sunshine.

Albania has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 33 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Albania is Tirana, with a population of 374,801 people.

Tirana

Tirana is Albania's most populous city, and became its capital in 1912.

374,801

Durres

There once was a trade route which connected Rome with Byzantium and, as a result, Durres now houses the largest Roman amphitheater in the Balkans.

122,034

Elbasan

Because of Eibasan�s central location, it is also called �Kurthiza e Shqip�ris� � The Bellybutton of Albania.

100,903

Vlore

Vlore is the city where the Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on November 28, 1912.

89,546

Shkoder

Shkoder is one of the most ancient cities in the country of Albania.

88,245

Fier-Cifci

Fier-Cifci is a city found in Fier, Albania and is its most highly populated city.

60,995

Korce

Due to its standing on a plateau of about 2,789 feet above sea level, Korce�s name in Slavic languages translates to hill or mountain.

58,259

Fier

There are tons of oil, gas and bitumen deposits in the areas surrounding Fier, which have been recorded since the first century AD.

56,297

Name 2018 Population Location
Tirana374,801Map
Durres122,034Map
Elbasan100,903Map
Vlore89,546Map
Shkoder88,245Map
Pogradec61,530Map
Fier-Cifci60,995Map
Patos60,000Map
Korce58,259Map
Fier56,297Map
Berat46,866Map
Lushnje41,469Map
Kavaje29,354Map
Lac24,825Map
Gjirokaster23,437Map
Patos Fshat22,679Map
Kruje21,286Map
Lezhe18,695Map
Kucove18,166Map
Kukes17,832Map
Burrel15,405Map
Sarande15,147Map
Peshkopi14,848Map
Cerrik14,269Map
Shijak14,138Map
Corovode14,046Map
Librazhd-Qender12,691Map
Tepelene11,955Map
Gramsh11,556Map
Bulqize11,212Map
Kamez11,026Map
Permet10,686Map
Polican10,663Map
Fushe-Kruje10,458Map
Ballsh10,361Map
Rreshen10,064Map
Mamurras8,282Map
Erseke7,890Map
Peqin7,513Map
Bilisht7,114Map
Selenice6,912Map
Roskovec6,657Map
Puke6,495Map
Rrogozhine5,620Map